Finding that Magical Wedding Dress: 5 Top Tips

by Azure

  Finding the perfect wedding dress is a must for most brides.  And while the process of searching, shopping and trying on can be a daunting one, it'll pay off handsomely once you find the gown of your dreams!  But what if you find two dresses that catch your eye and leave you swooning?  How do you make that final decision?  Here are five tips to help you narrow it down to the perfect gown! 1. Do you feel like YOU?  It's great to look "glamorous" or like a "princess" or...

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Parisian Chic Bridal Gowns by Lily Allen’s Dress Designer

by Azure

British singer Lily Allen tied the knot this weekend, and her wedding dress was a romantic bride's dream come true! Allen walked down the aisle covered in ivory lace, and her sleeved vintage-inspired bridal gown was designed by Parisian talent Delphine Manivet. As you know, we're loving the sleeve trend for 2011-2012 brides. And when modest sleeves are paired with a sultry open back, the perfect balance between classic and contemporary comes to fruition. Just check out all this...

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Small Wedding Chic: Bridal Style Inspiration

by Azure

About Bride Chic Here are some bridal style gems from Wedzu perfect for a weekday wedding or an alternative to the big ball gown. City Hall nuptials usually happen quickly with a celebration somewhere nearby--a restaurant, club or private home. The more intimate beach and country wedding likewise is understated. This means a bride has all the chic touches that say wedding, only abbreviated. Hems are usually street or tea length, bridal veils either short or some hybrid of hat/veil...

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Royal Wedding Dresses Throughout History: How Will Kate’s Look?

by Azure

Kate Middleton's wedding dress designer is still a mystery.... Early favorite Bruce Oldfield told WWD.com that he was NOT dressing Kate for her big I Do's. And while we reported that Sophie Cranston of Libelula was the royal wedding dress designer (according to the Huffington Post), Cranston has vehemently denied making the dress. Designers still in the running are Catherine Walker, Alice Temperley and Daniella Helayel from Issa. These tight-lipped ladies haven't confirmed or...

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Wedding Dresses and Reception Frocks: 10 That Break Tradition

by Azure

On tomorrow's SYWBAD live elimination show, I'll be critiquing the unconventional wedding dress designs of four up-and-coming designers. So today I thought it'd be fun to spotlight some non-traditional wedding dresses that are lovely as can be! I'm happy that 2011 brides are forgoing tradition and honoring their unique styles by choosing non-traditional wedding dresses. Whether it's the hue (buttery yellow, cotton candy pink, pale blue), the neckline or the hem length, it's easy to...

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Convertible Wedding Dresses: The Long and Short of It

by Azure

About Bride Chic If you see yourself dressing for the ceremony in a totally different light than the reception I have some great news. Finnish born London transplant, Catherina Eden has premiered a new bridal line recently that adapts to the occasion. In her South Wimbledon Atelier called, My Eden, she creates gowns for brides who want to add or subtract layers as the party goes on... convertible wedding dresses that will take your breath away! She offers wedding dresses that work one...

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Wedding Dress Trend for 2011 and Beyond: Sleeves!

by Azure

Flutter, cap, three-quarter length, the new Spring 2012 bridal collections are billowing with sleeves! Just like Beyonce told single ladies to put a ring on it, bridal designers like Marchesa, Reem Acra, Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier are telling 2012 brides to put a sleeve on it! As the new 2012 dress collections are unveiled, sleeves are emerging as a major bridal trend. This is great news for brides who are slightly self-conscious about their arms or shoulders. There are so...

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Three Wedding Dress Designers You May Have Missed

by Azure

With all the new bridal designers who've hit the scene over the past year, it's hard to keep up with them all. Abigail Betz is a South African designer who crafts opulent, ethereal, romantic wedding dresses for her Abigail Betz Couture bridal collection. The gowns are seriously gorgeous, but Betz takes her role in brides' weddings one step further. Starting with the custom couture dress (of course!), Betz will plan the entire wedding, from the wedding color palette to the...

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The Illustrated Bride on Etsy Weddings

by Azure

About Bride Chic How's this for a conversation piece? Imagine it's post wedding time and your bridal gown has either been preserved or donated. You're left with this beautiful work of art you can hang on your wall or display. Custom bridal illustrations are a new concept and way to reminisce about your wedding dress. Inspired by the idea of an illustration hanging as a conversation piece, Jennifer Hancock began illustrating while designing at Miosa Couture. Sketching designs,...

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Save-the-Date: Curated ShopBop Bridal Boutique, March 14th

by Azure

2011 is definitely the year for the stylish bride. There are more options, choices and outlets than ever before when it comes to finding your dream wedding dress. Gone are the days of a small town bride-to-be making a long journey to find her gown. Now, no matter where you live or what your style, you have thousands of beautiful dresses right at your fingertips (literally). In the past year, we’ve seen The Limited, Nordstrom, Anthropologie (BHLDN) and Ann Taylor launch exclusive...

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